"The Slim" as written by and Bob Mould....
Do you know where you're going
Do you know where you've been
Is it simple is it simple
The chances seemed so slim
In a cloud is it cloudy
You've clouded up again
Your perception your decision
Your decision

Behind I'm left behind
Oh, I'm left behind, I'm left behind
It's a matter of time
Your protection from ejection
My rejection
Protection from the slide
Projection from a slide

Did it all seem so easy
So easy to concede
Giving in giving in
The chances seemed so slim
In a moment just a moment
I felt you rushing in
You were rushing I am crushing
Your rush to cruise this

I'm left behind
Left behind I'm left behind
It's a matter of time

Your protection from injection
My rejection
Protection from the slide
Projection from a slide

I with your breath on my pillow
And I with the memory
I get to wait it out never put it away
When you left with your death
I felt empty when I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What you used to say

I...I'm left behind
I...I'm left behind

I with your breath on my pillow
I with the memory
I get to wait
It out never put it away
When you left with your death
I felt anger when I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What you used to say

I felt your breath for a moment
I heard your voice for a moment
Then I looked back
On my pillow what you used to say
What we used to say
That the chances seemed so slim
The chances used to be so slim

Now I swim alone
The slim
Alone

To honor and obey
To cherish and to worship
In sickness and in health
For richer for poorer for anything
Til death do us part


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"The Slim" as written by Bob Mould

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    General CommentOne of my favourite Sugar songs. It's so intense!

    Given the context that Bob wrote it, it's about the loss a partner to HIV/AIDS. I can't remember if it was based on a real friend of his.
    elwyn5150on December 28, 2010   Link

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